- mature berry is thin, coarse, seedy and has neutral taste.
- plant has no thorns.
- plant has large, maple-like leaves.
- young shoots can be peeled and eaten raw.
- grows in foothill and montane regions.
- tip: the thimbleberry is an example of a compound berry, since it consists of a tight cluster of smaller parts, resembling a raspberry. Compound berries are generally edible.
- warning: avoid eating wilted leaves, which can contain toxins.